Patrol Officer


Boston College -


Duties and responsibilities include police and security work under the direction of a Sergeant or higher ranking officer. In addition to the traditional role of a police department, the Boston College Police Department carries out a variety of proactive educational, outreach and crime prevention programs. We deliver professional and high-quality services with sensitivity to the unique concerns of the University community.

As part of a service-oriented department, patrol officer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Patrolling the campuses and other assigned areas owned or controlled by Boston
College on foot, and/or by various police vehicles and police dispatching;
Ensuring compliance with University rules and regulations as well as the laws of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to protect life and property;
Providing crime prevention information, developing partnerships with the community and
serving as a proactive resource to the community;
Providing building security including locking doors;
Investigating and preparing preliminary investigation reports;
Enforcing parking and traffic rules and regulating pedestrian movement and behavior;
Providing first aid treatment and emergency medical transport to the college community
as needed;
Exercising police powers by making arrests and assisting in the prosecution of criminal

Officers may work as part of a public safety detail for University and athletic events including events involving work with other law enforcement agencies. Police Officers may also receive training and/or be delegated responsibility for additional work assignments that include Bicycle or Motorcycle Patrol, Investigations, Field Training Officer, Force Options/Defensive Tactics Instructors, Range Instructors, Background Investigator, Training Unit Instructor, Accreditation, and Crime Prevention Officer.

Must have the ability to maintain composure and perform under stressful conditions and
to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to work all schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Application Deadline: 6/15/18


Associates Degree preferably in Criminal Justice or a related field
US Citizenship
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Valid Massachusetts Drivers License
Ability to obtain Massachusetts Class ‘A’ Firearms Permit
One or two years related professional experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must pass background investigation, medical examination, and psychological screening
Must meet Municipal Training Committee fitness standards
Must successfully graduate or have graduated (preferred) from a Municipal Police
Training Committee approved full time recruit academy or Massachusetts Special State
Police Officers Academy or equivalent academy training accepted by the Director of
Public Safety
Successful completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period
EMT Certification preferred
No person who has been convicted of a felony or of an offense involving Chapter 94C or 209A of the Massachusetts General Laws, or similar violations in other areas, will be considered for police employment.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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